Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Satellite Images Show Iranian Missile Base Destroyed

It looks like the damage inflicted two weeks ago on the Iranian nuclear facility was much more extensive that originally thought:

Iranian Missile Base Destroyed

A Washington-based research group has released satellite images showing extensive damage to an Iranian nuclear site two weeks after a mysterious explosion destroyed the facility.

The Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS), which specializes in the study of nuclear weapons programs, released images of the compound following the November 12 explosion near the city of Malard.

The photographs clearly reveal that most of the buildings have been completely destroyed. Of course, some of the destruction may have resulted from subsequent controlled demolition of buildings and removal of debris, but because about the same number of trucks are visible in the image after the blast as in an image prior to the blast, it is likely that most of the damage resulted from the explosion.

Meanwhile, Iranian authorities have characterized the incident as an “accident,” involving the transport of ammunition. Continued use of this explanation, however, forces Iran into a predicament, given the increased number of recent industrial incidents the nation has suffered.

In particular, Iran likely does not want to appear vulnerable at a time when Israeli leaders have been debating military intervention over Iran’s controversial nuclear program. But accident or not, the ISIS Photos leave no doubt that the facility has been effectively destroyed.

Brannan also added that ISIS had recently learned from “knowledgeable officials” that the blast occurred just as Iran had achieved a “milestone” in the development of a new missile, and may have been performing a “volatile procedure involving a missile engine at the site.”

Suspicions that covert actions may be responsible for this and other explosions continue to mount despite official denials by the Iranian regime.

This is interesting for several reasons - first and foremost is the fact that it is becoming more and more obvious that this was no accident. Secondly, it may reveal new Israeli methods for the near-term future, as we have now had a second such explosion at an Iranian nuclear facility. Third, it is interesting to observe Iran's reaction and denials that this was an 'outside' attack.

The questions now become - will these attacks continue, and if they do, how will Iran respond?


Expected Imminently said...

Hello Caver

Is this the picture you saw of the latest explosion in Iran?


“A explosion rocked the western Iranian city of Isfahan on Monday, the semi-official Fars news agency reported, adding that the blast was heard in several parts of the city.
The reported incident occurred about two weeks after Gen. Hasan Tehrani Moghaddam was killed together with 20 other Guard members Nov. 12 at a military site outside Bidganeh village, 40 kilometers southwest of Tehran.
Iran operates a uranium conversion plant near Isfahan, It first went into operation in 2004, taking uranium from mines and producing uranium fluoride gas, which then feeds the centrifuges that enrich the uranium…”

Mrs. C said...

Hi Dear Sister Sue, :)
Mr.C is not here at the moment, but I went to check out your link you so kindly provided :) Sis, I tried to access the above link, but my Security software gave a HUGE WARNING that there was a Trojan associated with that site, and would not access it. Dear Sis, please make sure your computer is ok, ok? :) As for the photo I had seen it in the wee hours this morning on JP, and now its completely gone! I just searched, and found this one on Haaretz that they took from the original post on the Fars website. Its not the same one I saw early this morning, but, Ill certainly show it to Mr.C when he gets home, and see IF he can make any kind of assessment

Heres another article from WND, I havent confirmed the info, nor the pics they display, but if true, the one with "Ya - Mahdi" carved in the facility" is just WOW!


God Bless You Sis! Big Hug

Expected Imminently said...

Hello Mrs C

Thank you for the warning. Huge apologies for a dodgy link, but my ok sign was evident and I didn't get any warnings at all?

My Security says all is well so I suppose time will tell? But I'm not happy if others are infected because of me.

I don't have any personal details at all, but it will be a right pain trying to sort it.

Thank you for the info.
Trusting and praying you are more rested and feeling better?

Big hug back and God bless you both.

Caver said...

Hi EI,
Back from my appointment. No virus that my system could see. No, that is a relatively close in picture...and pretty spectacular.

The one I saw was from over a mile away the the smoke cloud was wide and seemed to reach the sky. It only lasted a few minutes and both the initial story and the picture seemed to vanish into thin air. I've not seen it since.

Mrs.C said...

Hi Sister Sue, :)
Well, Mr.C has the same Security program as me, so I dont know what to think of him not receiving a Trojan warning, but I did? Hmmmm...
I'll Pray for you dear Sister, that our Blessed Jesus will heal you quickly! Interesting, I too have had a great amount of pain in many areas from head to tow, for two weeks now, that has made it difficult to get the simplest of things done. :( I know pretty much the cause, but not a whole lot I can do about it :(
You rest in Him too my Sister, and know that His Loving arms are around you always!
Thank You Jesus!
God Bless You Sis! big hug again :)

Expected Imminently said...

Hello Caver and Mrs C
I do beg your pardon; I completely forgot to acknowledge you both here.

I was so relieved to hear I am not guilty of stabling a Trojan and bringing mayhem to one and all. It is a timely reminder to be alerted of the dangers out there on the WWW, no time for complacency, that’s for sure.

Thank you both for your kindness. :)
Hugs to you both and a pat for doggy.